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Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

President Obama inherited a global economic slowdown, large and growing deficits, a mushrooming national debt,and a weak dollar. This unprecedented confluence of circumstances continues to significantly alter international relations as economic forces generate instability within countries, trigger multiple forms of protectionism, and constrain U.S. power and influence. Richard Haass looks at how political developments—for example, a crisis involving Iran or Pakistan or Russia—could make difficult situations far worse. He assesses existing policies and international institutions and what the US and others need to do to increase the odds of a sustained global recovery.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

The principal characteristic of international relations in the 21st century is turning out to be nonpolarity. This is a world dominated not by one or two or even several states but by dozens of actors possessing and exercising various kinds of power. While the United States remains the single most powerful entity, many other states and non-state actors – ranging from China and India to foundations, media organizations, and terrorist groups – are on the rise. Drawing on his groundbreaking article in Foreign Affairs, “The Age of Nonpolarity,” Haass explains the origins and consequences of a nonpolar world and outlines what the United States must do, both at home and on the international stage, to lead efforts to tackle the global challenges that are this era’s greatest threat to peace and prosperity.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

President Trump comes to office facing an ever-growing and daunting slate of foreign policy challenges: a turbulent Middle East, including ongoing conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq; a global struggle against terrorism; nuclear weapon development in North Korea; a rising China; an increasingly assertive Russia; challenges to the European project; and the need to address global concerns such as climate change, cybersecurity, and the spread of nuclear weapons. Formerly a senior aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell and before that to President George H. W. Bush, Haass explains the major issues facing U.S. foreign policy and outlines what the new Administration and Congress will need to do both at home and abroad to promote stability in the world.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

International business leaders today face more complex risks and opportunities than ever before. They must navigate not only traditional business issues but also political ones, ranging from corporate social responsibility and climate change to political instability and backlashes against globalization. Haass, president of the country’s most influential foreign policy organization and author of numerous books, including an acclaimed book on management, analyzes the environment in which today’s business leaders operate, one that is increasingly transparent, demanding, and crowded with a wide array of players. He draws on his experience at the top levels of government and working with business to offer lessons on how business can both meet challenges and seize opportunities in a global world.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. In this thought-provoking presentation rich in history and modeled after his book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, Haass describes the current world, along with how we got here and what needs doing. Haass shows that the world cannot have stability or prosperity without the United States and explains what the United States and the Trump administration need to do at home so that it can continue to act and lead effectively in the world.


 

Chuck Hagel (Exclusively WSB)

In this moderated discussion, Chuck Hagel addresses a wide variety of domestic and global issues providing an in-depth, 360-degree look at the world today, bringing the audience into the conversation.  Topic areas include:

  • The Future of America
  • Defense Strategies and the 21st Century Military
  • Global Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Global Markets and the Role of Developing Countries and Emerging Markets
  • U.S. Fiscal Policy
  • National Security
  • Leadership in Uncertain Times
  • The Fate of Democracy Without Bipartisan Consensus

Over the last two decades, dynamic, integrated supply chains have developed across North America tightly linking the three major economies in ways that are mutually beneficial. America’s original NAFTA negotiator explains how our collaboration has made the region the most competitive in the world. We don’t simply sell to each other, we make things together. Forty percent of what the United States imports from Mexico consists of U.S. content, and 25 percent of imports from Canada contain U.S. content. It is in our national interest to build on the vibrant commercial connections that have developed over the past two decades – and an updated NAFTA is critical to that effort. The former U.S. Trade Representative shares the winning recipe on how to move ahead with the issues that will make a positive difference for businesses, large and small, make workers more secure, and build on a vital North American partnership.

A strong U.S.-China relationship is essential to domestic and global prosperity and security. Yet, mutual mistrust between the two nations threatens to undermine cooperation between the world’s two largest economies. Both countries face considerable economic and political uncertainties. China’s reform efforts have slowed, while the role of the state has increased in recent years. Against this challenging backdrop, one of the leading public voices on U.S.-China commercial relations and doing business in China offers her insights on how to work collaboratively and get results in the world’s largest market.

John Howard (Exclusively WSB)

Steering the ship of what is the most prominent Western stronghold in the Asian-Pacific Rim requires visionary and forward-thinking leadership. Australian Prime Minister John Howard approached his responsibilities to his country from a uniquely global viewpoint, providing economic vision and security strategies that raised Australia's profile and impact around the world. Howard discusses the role of world leaders in a new century, detailing steps for handling the growing concerns of globalization and global economics, the environment, and threats to international security.

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